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Acceptance, Revelation, Contentment: Exploring Your Character’s Inner ARC – ScreenCraft

Ken Miyamoto discusses a character’s Internal ARC (Acceptance, Revelation, Contentment) using the feature film FIRST BLOOD as an example. Source: Acceptance, Revelation, Contentment: Exploring Your Character’s Inner ARC – ScreenCraft Great examples – not just from First Blood – in this article to show you how to develop your character along with your plot in […]

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Chase Jarvis – Creative Calling – Pt.2

Last week I shared some takeaways from the first session of Chase Jarvis’ Creative Calling Bookclub – if you missed it then click here! Week 2 was about focusing on the I. I – Imagine what you want D – Design a system to do it E – execute the plan A – Amplify So […]

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The 12 Stages of the Screenwriter’s Journey – ScreenCraft

Applying the twelve stages of Joseph Campbell’s The Hero’s Journey to The Screenwriter’s Journey. Source: The 12 Stages of the Screenwriter’s Journey – ScreenCraft This a great article from Ken Miyamoto – no attempt to summarise this – you have to read the whole thing for yourselves. I hope you get as much from it […]

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Embracing the Void.

This is another post from the Archive. I’ve hit a point in my current working project where I’ve had to take stock of what is there and what isn’t there in the story so far. This post came to mind as a guide for me as I am reviewing the almost 80,000 words I’ve already […]

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From the Archives – Write Like the Mechanical Hound is After You!

Audi Version on HerbieWriter.Podbean.com Another previous post, which seemed right to put out again after the last one on Ray Bradbury’s book Fahrenheit 451. This post concentrates on the writing of the original story from which the book developed. Okay, so Ray Bradbury didn’t say directly to ‘write like the Mechanical Hound is after you’, […]

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From the Archives – Ray Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451.

I was looking back through some of the older posts and I thought that this one was worthy of dusting off. I’ve altered a few little bits to update it, but it is mostly what I originally wrote. I hope you enjoy it. Recently I revisited one of my favourite Ray Bradbury novels in Fahrenheit […]

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A Tale of Two Writers – Michael Connelly and John Grisham

To begin at the beginning, this is not an exhaustive comparison of Connelly and Grisham. There will be plenty of writers/journalists out there who have already done this better than I can. These are my thoughts and notes from a great interview with the two authors by the bookseller Waterstones, earlier this evening. Connelly and […]

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To Be A Great Writer, Be A Cook.

Ingredients, Flavour, and Cooking – Words, Structure, and Writing.

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To Know Your Story or To Not Know Your Story – That Is My Question?

Usually I would advise you to read this article before you continue with my thoughts, but not today. There is enough in Ken Miyamoto’s excellent article to keep you going for days! I’ve been researching movie/play scripts for a little while now. There are many ways in which novels and movies differ, but what I […]

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Writer’s Routine – Recommended!

    This is a recommendation. Dan doesn’t know me and I’m not getting any kickbacks. This is just a really great podcast and you should check it out. This is the first thing I listen to on a Saturday morning when I’m fixing breakfast. The format quickly becomes familiar and I defy you not […]